GATE Mission

The mission of Transition Engineers is to create innovations that disrupt the business as usual course, effectively manage the risks of un-sustainable resource use and destructive environmental impacts by carrying out shift projects for existing engineered systems and existing businesses and organizations. Shift projects achieve the COP21 Paris Agreement requirement of 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Global Association for Transition Engineering provides a membership and support network, a platform for carrying out research, teaching and certification and a forum for communicating successful projects that rapidly reduce fossil fuel use and manage restricted production of these valuable resources over the long term.

UK registered charity number 1166048 - THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION FOR TRANSITION ENGINEERING

 


GATE Founding Documents

Founding Tenets

  Constitution  

Code of Conduct


Transition Engineering Foundation Concepts

Engineers work directly for private good, but also have a social responsibility. Just over 100 years ago the relatively new fields of industrial and civil engineering made a major evolutionary leap when safety engineering was born out of human response of 62 engineers to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster. Transition Engineering applies the same concepts that guide the practice of safety engineering to the project of energy and material transition.

  • Prevent what is preventable 
  • Be honest with employers and the public about the problems and the possible solutions
  • Professional engineering work must be based on knowledge and experience
  • Follow the standards to protect life and health, now and in the future, by right of responsibility

Download the Paper published in 2013 that presents the foundation concepts for TE.

The story of GATE

The story of GATE

Details  The story of Transition Engineering is a convergence of professional engineers seeking more impactful approaches to sustainability, and academics searching for a methodology that deals with the complexity of change to address un-sustainability risks and issues. Transition Engineering developed through research in New Zealand in the 2000's. The concept was set out in the IET Prestige Lecture series in 2010. The idea of setting up a professional organization was explored, and the path to the GATE opened in 2014. The GATE gained legal status in 2016 and elected the Trustees in 2017. The website and administration was developed and the GATE opened for membership in 2018.Join Today!
Scholars

Scholars

Details  Transition Engineering has emerged out of research into energy engineering, but in challenging and complex relationships with society, policy, transport, buildings, economics and un-sustainability. Some very special people have taken years out of their lives to boldly go where no-one has gone before, and to push their creativity to the absolute limits by taking on the truly heretical question of how do we engineer the future that society wants rather than the one we are heading for.Link  www.aemslab.org.nz/Tags    Research 
Take Action

Take Action

Details  Pervasive risks of un-sustainability pose challenges in all disciplines.We don't need another interest group, but we do need urgent action. All engineering disciplines are responsible for the projects that will change engineered systems to prevent what is preventable. 

GATE is engineers and scientists joining together, giving themselves permission to look for the path-break from business as usual. Transition Engineering is not a big program with complex formulas - it is an extremely courageous act looking for the downshift in your own organisation.